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Anniston Soccer All-State

Donoho’s Erin Turley sends a corner kick toward the goal during the Falcons’ state-final match against St. James on May 10. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Anniston, AL – Led by Turley, Donoho’s girls, boys boast eight all-state selections. State coaches chose a total of 33 area players. Four area baseball, softball players selected for North All-Stars.   Donoho’s Erin Turley and Lincoln’s Kailey Morgan and Emi Nabors made the overall Alabama soccer coaches all-state team, regardless of classification. All three […]

From Anniston’s Donoho Falcons to a New Bison

Donoho’s Blake Sewell, flanked by family, signs Monday to play baseball for Southern Union Community College.

Anniston, AL – Sewell parlays three successful baseball seasons at Donoho into chance to play for Southern Union Community College. By Joe Medley Blake Sewell had a lot fewer than six degrees of separation from what became his chance to play college baseball. Hitting lessons with the right connection got the Donoho senior pitcher/infielder a look […]

Rollins Rollin’ Second Calhoun County Golf Tour Victory

John Rollins pumps his fist after sinking the clinching putt during Sunday’s final round of the Gadsden City Championship at Twin Bridges. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Gadsden, AL – A day after tree limb falls on his truck, tree cutter Rollins falls on the field for second Calhoun County Golf Tour victory. By Joe Medley Sometimes, the tree falls on you. Sometimes, you’re the tree. John Rollins lived both sides of that during this weekend’s Gadsden City Championship. A day after […]

White Plains Move

Lex Muncher talks to White Plains’ softball team before a game at Jacksonville this season. (Photo by Joe Medley)

White Plains, AL – Muncher won’t return as White Plains High’s softball coach, principal says. Program seeking fourth head coach in four years. By Joe Medley White Plains softball keeps on winning … and keeps on going through coaching transition. Lex Muncher won’t return after one season as the Wildcats’ head softball coach, White Plains […]

Storm Stories

Storm stories

Gadsden, AL – Storm drops tree limb on two vehicles, forces late-round delay for eventual leader Cole in Gadsden City Championship. By Joe Medley Ty Cole just made major changes in his putting game. Add a grip adjustment, and he came away from Saturday’s first round of the Gadsden City Championship positioned to repeat as […]

Blue Map Couple

Alexandria baseball coach Zac Welch holds the 2024 state-title trophy he and his team earned, and wife Whitney Welch holds the 2017 state-title trophy that she and her volleyball team earned. (Photo by Joe Medley)

Alexandria, AL – Mutually supportive relationship helps Alexandria’s Zac, Whitney Welch put coveted AHSAA trophies in alma mater’s case. By Joe Medley Zac and Whitney Welch came up in a high school culture where individual understatement equals ethic but team championships never go understated. As of this week, they became a rare “Blue Map” couple. […]

Cub Trio Signs

Cub trio signs

Alexandria, AL – Alexandria’s Thompson, Dickerson and Folsom add to big year of signings for Alexandria High School athletes. By Joe Medley It’s been quite a school year for memorabilia tables in the Larry R. Ginn Gymnasium lobby and and signing stations stretching across the playing floor, and three more had their day Friday. Baseball […]

Alexandria Champions Walk

Samuel Henegar (holding trophy) and designated hitter Eli Barnes lead the way near the end of Friday’s champions’ walk honoring the Alexandria baseball and girls’ golf teams on Friday.

Alexandria, AL  – Alexandria honors its state-championship baseball, girls’ golf teams with trophy walk following academic awards.   Alexandria’s newly minted state championship baseball and girls’ golf teams will soon have a “ball on the wall” in Larry R. Ginn Gymnasium, but they they took their walk of champions Friday. As Queen’s “We Are The […]

State Softball

State Softball

Alexandria falls one game short of Class 5A finals. Piedmont, Pleasant Valley each goes 1-2 as Bulldogs complete fourth consecutive state-tourney run and Raiders complete their fifth in seven years. Alexandria coach Brian Hess talks to the Valley Cubs after their 4-1 loss to Jasper in Thursday’s Class 5A elimination game of the state tournament […]

Up For a Repeat?

UP for a Repeat

Oxford, AL – Alexandria reaches winners’ bracket final, but nemesis Moody breaks free with a five-run sixth inning to advance to state 5A finals. Valley Cubs must win three games in a day for the second week in a row to take state. By Joe Medley Alexandria’s softball team won three games in a day […]